Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ahmednasir Abdullahi banned from the Supreme Court

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has been barred from appearing before the Supreme Court following his controversial remarks on social media.

Also affected by the decision are employees of the law firm run by the controversial lawyer including his clients who not be able to file any case before the court. The decision follows lawyer Ahmednasir’s remarks on the court and the judges at large.

Drafting the letter was Registrar L.M Wachira who noted that it will not be okay for the Lawyer to appear before the court that he constantly attacks for social media in the name of engagements.

“It is the decision of this Court, that henceforth and from the date of this Communication, you shall have no audience before the Court, either by yourself, through an employee of your law firm, or any other person holding brief for you, or acting pursuant to your instructions.

Much as this decision is bound to affect those who may have instructed you to represent them before the Court, it is untenable that you would seek justice in the very institution and before the very Judges, whose reputation and integrity you never tire in assaulting.” read the letter.

The news follows a 2018 warning that he may face the consequences over unwanted attacks towards the Supreme Court and its judges.

“Over the years, you have relentlessly and unabashedly conducted a campaign in the broadcast, print and social media aimed at scandalizing, ridiculing and outrightly denigrating this Court. Through social media posts, media interviews and write-ups, you have accused the Court either in its constitutive persona, or individual membership, of acts of corruption, incompetence and outright bribery.

This, you have done with reckless abandon, paying scant regard to the reputations of those who tirelessly serve on the Court in accordance with their Oath of Office. Notwithstanding the damage to the reputation of the Court, and the Judges who have served thereon over the years, both in its corporate and individual posture, and in an effort to render justice to those you represent, the Court has exercised restraint by not deploying the punitive tools available to it against you.

You will recall that in its ruling in the case of Republic v Ahmad Abdolfadhi Mohammed & Anor, SC Petition No. 39 of 2018, following sustained and unsubstantiated attacks directed by you against the Court, you were cautioned that such conduct would in the future, not go unpunished.” read the statement

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